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ac·tiv·ism

 (ăk′tə-vĭz′əm)
n.
The use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause.

ac·tiv·ist′ic adj.

activism

(ˈæktɪˌvɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a policy of taking direct and often militant action to achieve an end, esp a political or social one
ˈactivist n

ac•tiv•ism

(ˈæk təˌvɪz əm)

n.
the practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, as by demonstrations, protests, etc.
[1905–10; < German]
ac′tiv•ist, n., adj.

activism

the attitude of taking an active part in events, especially in a social context. — activist, n.
See also: Politics
the attitude of taking an active part in events, especially in a social context. — activist, n.
See also: Society
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.activism - a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goalactivism - a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal
policy - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"

activism

noun action, force, exertion He believed in political activism to achieve justice.
Translations
aktivismus
aktivizam
aktivisme

activism

[ˈæktɪvɪzəm] Nactivismo m

activism

[ˈæktɪvɪzəm] nactivisme m
political activism → activisme politique
environmental activism → militantisme m écologique

activism

nAktivismus m
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In this way, Davis's Angela Davis: An Autobiography (1974), Shakur's Assata (1987), and Brown's A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story (1992) can all be read as extensions of the writers' political activism during the 1960s.
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Mrs Glass said: "Ron deserves real credit for his lifetime of political activism in his community.
Schreiber (California College of the Arts) is an activist and a historian of activism who began to formulate the idea for this volume at the 2010 Modernist Studies Association conference when the question arose about the effectiveness of print culture as a contributor to social and political activism.
au, a campaign in memory of Mandela's 67 years of political activism is being organized where volunteers will spend 67 minutes on hundreds of community upliftment projects, a minute dedicated for every year of his activism.
PRESIDENT Barack Obama paid tribute to the man who inspired his political activism by taking his family on a tour of the island prison where anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela spent 18 years.
He was also an important leader, functionary of MRD (Movement for Restoration of Democracy), and was jailed several times during 1981-1986 for his political activism.
TUNIS (TAP) - The Religious Affairs Ministry expressed deep concern at the latest incidents and violence that broke out these last days in several regions of the country In a communique published on Tuesday, the Ministry urged citizens, civil society activists and political parties to respect places of worship and their neutrality in political activism and see to the success of the democratic and electoral process in Tunisia.
The law minister pointed out that the PPP was also in the favour of judiciary activism as it was beauty of the democracy like political activism, parliamentary activism and journalism activism.
Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861.

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